‘Threatened to burn mosque down’: Canadian Muslims reel after botched attack in Markham

The attack on the Islamic Society of Markham is the latest in a number of Islamophobic incidents in Canada. Muslims in Canada are calling for more protection and a serious engagement with Islamophobia after a man entered a mosque brandishing a weapon, threatened congregants, damaged mosque property, and tried to run over worshippers in[…]

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Academics in Canada face harassment, intimidation for pro-Palestinian speech, report shows

INTERNATIONAL Academic environment in Canada ‘particularly unwelcoming’ to those working in Palestine studies, say respondents Academics, students and activists have been facing repression in Canada, including harassment, intimidation and reprisals for their pro-Palestinian views, a new 106-page report by Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) shows. “When it comes to Palestinian human[…]

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Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada jump 71 percent

INTERNATIONAL Hate crimes against Muslim communities across Canada increased by 71 percent in 2021, according to a newly released report by the government agency Statistics Canada. The study, released on Tuesday, found that the number of recorded attacks against Muslims rose from 84 incidents in 2020 to 144 in 2021. The jump[…]

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Canada’s Muslims renew calls to tackle Islamophobia one year after deadly attack

INTERNATIONAL On the one-year anniversary of a deadly attack that killed four members of the Afzaal family in London, Ontario, Muslim community leaders are renewing calls for the Canadian government to tackle Islamophobia in the country. On Monday, delegates met with parliament members in the capital, Ottawa, demanding concrete action to address Islamophobia and[…]

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